Auckland Zoo – East Asia Precinct
Concrete foundations and structures in the ponded areas have to be kept waterproofed to ensure the structure’s durability.
Allco’s Volclay range in combination with Casali Warm Roof
The iconic Auckland Zoo is undergoing the largest re-development in its 99-year history to provide exceptional habitats for their animals and a world-class immersive experience for its visitors.
Designed by Studio Hansen Roberts the South East Asia immersive development will be home to siamang gibbons, orangutans, tigers, and otters, and a state of the art climate-controlled dome that echoes an Indonesian swamp forest will also provide a habitat for reptiles, fish, and Asian crocodiles.
The Tigers and Otters causeway bridge required habitable areas for both amphibious and land animals – Otters and Tigers. Concrete foundations and structures in the ponded areas have to be kept waterproofed to ensure the structure’s durability. The Tigers’ living space has to be kept dry as it is within the ponded and wet zones.
Voltex and Swelltite were extensively in the foundations of multiple zones including the causeway bridge holding zone to protect the structure from water infiltration as well as the Otter, Crocodile, and Tiger enclosures. The Casali Warm Roof was also installed in the Orangutan zone creating the perfect dry and comfortable habit for them.